The Morality of Peacekeeping

2014.09.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel H. Levine, The Morality of Peacekeeping, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 362pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780748697199.
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2014.09.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel H. Levine, The Morality of Peacekeeping, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 362pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780748697199. Reviewed by Melissa Bergeron, United States Military Academy at West Point The central conceit of Daniel Levine's book is that peacekeeping "can combine non-enmity with coercion" (13) and he concludes that "we should always keep in mind that there are other practices to hold people responsible besides punishment and defeat" (325). These sentiments bookend more than three hundred pages of anecdotes, United Nations charters, and interviews from recent developments in peacekeeping operations (PKO). It is an extraordinary collection of narratives by peacekeepers stationed in India and across Africa. But, as Levine himself acknowledges, "To the extent that there is any reason to believe what I say, it is because a persuasive argument stands behind it, not because it represents a consensus. . .

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